BOARD & STAFF

BONNIE FOGEL
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bonnie Fogel has guided the organization from its creation in 1979 as a PTA project in an elementary school to the acclaimed national institution it has become. Prior to Imagination Stage, she worked as an independent writer and journalist. In the United Kingdom, she worked in the communications department of retail giant, Marks & Spencer. In the United States, she worked for Pittsburgh Public Schools and The National Parks & Recreation Association. In the community, she serves on the Advisory Board of the Siena School and on the Scholarship Committee for Leadership Montgomery. She is a former Board Member of the BCC Chamber of Commerce and a founding member of the BCC’s Cultural Arts Committee and the Committee for a Bethesda Cultural District. In 2004, Bonnie was named a Washingtonian of the Year. Other awards include: Montgomery County ArtStars Award (2005); Maryland’s Top 100 Women (2006), Smart CEO Award, (2007), Theatre Washington Helen’s Star (2012), Montgomery Women Shining Star Award (2014), and recipient of the Gelman, Rosenberg, & Freedman Excel Award for nonprofit management (2015).

JANET STANFORD
FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Janet Stanford is the 2017 winner of the Harold Oaks Award for Innovation in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA). Since 1993, Janet has heightened the profile of professional theatre at Imagination Stage by commissioning more than 50 new works, adopting an Actors’ Equity contract, and successfully advocating for the inclusion of TYA productions in the Helen Hayes Awards. Janet has brought many distinguished artists to the theatre including artist/activist Rebecca Rice and playwrights David S. Craig, Charles Way, Karen Zacarias, Joan Cushing, Eric Coble, Barry Kornhauser, and Psalmayene 24. Under her leadership, the theatre has created educational plays for teens about biotechnology, introduced Theatre for the Very Young to audiences in the USA, co-produced and co-commissioned with other top TYA theatres both in the USA and abroad, and partnered with Health & Human Services organizations to bring theatre experiences to non-traditional audiences. Janet has traveled on grants from S. America, to Europe and Asia in search of new partners and inspiration for Imagination Stage programs. She has twice been nominated for Helen Hayes Awards for Best Director and has written several plays for children including The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, Aladdin’s Luck, and Dickens’ Davy Copperfield. 

ADMINISTRATIVE

Meghann Babo-Shroyer
Associate Managing Director

David R. Whitney
Director of Operations

Kira Burri
Database & IT Associate

Courtney Cavallo
HR & Business Coordinator

Jolene Robichaud
Database & Project Manager

Janeth Saenz
Staff Accountant

EDUCATION & ARTISTIC

Kathryn Chase Bryer
Associate Artistic Director

Joanne Seelig Lamparter
Director of Education & Theatre for Change

Claire Bancroft Loos
Education Program Manager

Alison Gee
Senior Faculty: Elementary

Marcia Howard
Senior Faculty: Dance

Nikki Kaplan
Associate Director of Education

Danielle Mathers
School Partnerships Manager

David Stern
Director of Digital Media

Stacy Steyaert
Early Childhood Program Coordinator

Scott S. Turner
Access Coordinator

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Chelsey Christensen
Director of Development

Jessica Pettit
Director of Marketing and Communications

Sean Byrne
Development Manager

Jeremy A. Jackson
Theatre Marketing & Field Trip Specialist

Kanea MacDonald
Marketing Coordinator – Education & Community Outreach

Jan McNamara
Development Manager/Institutional Advancement

PATRON SERVICES

Jeremy A. Jackson
Theatre Marketing & Field Trip Specialist

Taylor Gulotta
Guest Experience & House Management Associate

PRODUCTION​

Laura Sperling
Production Manager

John Elder
Technical Director

Danielle Harris
Scenic Charge Artist

Anna Klinger
Costume Shop Manager

Bethany Regalbuto
Master Electrician

IMAGINATION STAGE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(OFFICERS)

Patrick O’Neil
PRESIDENT

George Little
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Jessica Boger
SECRETARY

Lara Oerter
TREASURER

Cathy S. Bernard
Mara Bralove
M. Celeste Bruce
Ashley Burke
Ginger Huang Dietrich
David Hurwitz
Tina Martin
Diane Polinger

VICE PRESIDENTS

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES (MEMBERS)

Karolina Anthony

Nancy Bonnell

Ashley Bronczek

Ashley Burke

Julia Harman-Cain

Nina DiSandro

Brian Drujak

Camille G. Fesche

Bonnie Fogel

Julianna Goldman

David Harrison

Christopher Hertz

Michelle Johnstone

Sara Lange

Catherine S. Leggett

Lynne J. Lightfoote, MD

Michele A. Manatt

Pilar Frank O’Leary

Dushanti Peiris

Lily Qi

Margo Sadow

Carolyn Schugar

Jessica A. Springsteen

Janet Stanford

Sunit Talapatra

Antonio Tijerino

Chengbiao “Cheng” Tu

Jim Young

 

PRESIDENT EMERITUS
Kim Greenfield Alfonso, 2015- 2017

Susan Lacz, 2011-2013

Mark Richardson 2009-2011

Wayne Hunley, 2007-2009

Stephen A. Hayes, 2005-2007

Sally Rosenberg, 2003-2005

Robert G. Brewer, Jr., 2000-2003

J.J. Finkelstein, 1998-2000

Mita Schaffer, 1996-1998

Nancy T. Greenspan, 1994-1996

Jerry Morenoff, 1992-1994

Barbara J. Gottschalk, 1990-1992

Gail L. Jacobs, 1988-1990

Frank Allen Philpot, 1986-1988

 

LEGAL COUNSEL
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.

IMAGINATION STAGE DC

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(OFFICERS)

Dr. Kim Woodson Barnette
PRESIDENT

Kim Greenfield Alfonso
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Erika Martin Bolden
SECRETARY

Chris Taylor
TREASURER

BOARD OF TRUSTEES (MEMBERS)

Matthew Blocher

Scott Deutchman

Bonnie Fogel

LaShelle “Shelley” Franklin

Monica Gregorio

Bruce Johnson

Gabrielle Mallory

Nichole Francis Reynolds

Janet Stanford

Maura White